The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is pulling back from inspecting small farms due in large part to Congressional pressure. In response to criticism from several Congressional members that such inspections are not needed and costly to small farms, OSHA stated in a recent letter to Congress that it has no interest inspecting farms with less than 10 employees.
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On August 1st, 2013 President Obama signed an Executive Order -- Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. A statement published by the McClatchy Washington Bureau, reported that
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In an effort to educate young workers, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently held a contest to build a mobile app. Four winners were awarded prizes between $3,000 and $15,000.
There has been a lot of talk about the sequestration and across the board budget cuts. OSHA is not exempt from the March 1st mandate. In fact, OSHA is directed to cut it’s $564.8 million budget by 8.2 percent. Safety advocates estimate OSHA will conduct 2,100 fewer inspections this year to comply with terms of the sequester. What do the $46 million in budget cuts mean for your business? It means being more compliant than ever.